The Top Ten Health Care Podcasts of 2022

By Nicole Dascenszo

It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of another year. We had no shortage of important discussions about health care this year, from the continued strains on our health systems due to the pandemic to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, ensuring that millions of Americans can retain access to high-quality health coverage.

With another productive year behind us, it’s time to take stock of the phenomenal achievements and demanding challenges we’ve faced. And since many of us will be travelling over the next few weeks, what better way to take stock of 2022 than by revisiting some of the most thoughtful, interesting podcasts from across the health care industry?

With so many options to learn from experts across the industry about the pain points, findings and insights impacting health care, this list represents just a fraction of the fantastic conversations happening in our industry. As you find yourself traveling and reflecting this holiday season, we hope you might find these podcasts to be a valuable listen.

Healthy Dialogue

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’re cheating a bit here by touting our own podcast, but please indulge us just a little bit: the Healthy Dialogue podcast is focused on thoughtful, compelling conversations with sharp minds, and this year’s episodes are some of the best listens we’ve put out. Dr. Mandy Cohen, former Secretary of Health in North Carolina and now a leader at Aledade Care Solutions, gave compelling insights into how the federal government drives higher-value care. Later in the year, we also had a fantastic conversation with Morgan Health CEO Dan Mendelson to discuss employers’ role in shaping health care.

Permanente Medicine

Permanente Medicine, hosted by one of our amazing members, Kaiser Permanente, kicked the year off with a candid conversation about how to make our communities healthier. This podcast won Modern Healthcare’s 2022 Healthcare Marketing Impact Award and continued the year with topics such as the intersection of technology and health as well as the history of the organization.

Her Story

ACHP’s president and CEO, Ceci Connolly, hosted an episode of Her Story this year with her friend and fellow health care industry leader Dr. Lisa Simpson – and she wrote about it on her LinkedIn profile earlier this month. Mentorship is something so critical to career advancement and being able to hear from Lisa about her experience with mentorship offers a window into how she came to find such great success in her career in health.

Tradeoffs

Tradeoffs dives deep into the health policy debates that impact us all. With episode topics ranging from medical debt to health data to new treatments and everything in between, these conversations provide an in-depth overview of key issues affecting health today. An episode from earlier in the year examines the history of Aduhelm, a controversial and expensive Alzheimer’s treatment that ACHP has spoken out about.

What the Health?

Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, and other fantastic health care journalists dish up the inside scoop on health policy updates from the nation’s capital in this weekly podcast.

Becker’s Payers Issues

Becker’s releases a multitude of episodes each week so that you can be sure to stay on top of current events as they happen. From conversations with industry leaders to updates on current events, this podcast covers all the bases. Episodes are constantly being pushed out, so you are sure to find a topic that will pique your interest.

Health Break

These five-minute podcasts from ACHP member company UPMC Health Plan are packed with information on a variety of health topics and are peppered with tips on how to stay on top of your health. From advice on accessing digital care to tips for supporting mental health, there is an episode for everyone.

AultCaring Conversations

AultCare, an Ohio-based ACHP member company, hosts this biweekly podcast exploring topics impacting its members and the community at large. An episode earlier this month discussed habits – both good and bad – and how to establish them to set healthy goals.

NEJM This Week

The New England Journal of Medicine launched this podcast back in the fall and walks listeners through the latest in medical research, critical breakthroughs and case studies that are shaping the future of medicine. From insights on new cancer treatments to walkthroughs of detailed case reports, these episodes are packed full of information for those looking for a deep dive.

The Readout Loud

Looking to dip your toes in biotech news? Look no further – STAT News’ The Readout Loud has you covered. With updates on leadership in the industry to treatment development and genome editing, STAT’s top-notch reporters give you all you need to know about this ever-changing industry.

Let us know which health care podcasts you listen to – and who we should invite for the 2023 episodes of Healthy Dialogue!


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